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CALENDAR

SERVING CASS | FREMONT | HARRISON | MILLS | MONONA | MONTGOMERY | PAGE | POTTAWATTAMIE | SHELBY COUNTIES

NAMI Southwest Iowa C.A.R.E.S

NAMI Southwest Iowa CARES meetings are an informal presentation 

or discussion on topics concerning mental health and disability.  Topics vary each month.


Meetings are held at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month.


ALL ARE WELCOME! 

 

Upcoming Events

Thurs.

November 10

6:30pm

Topic:  "Understanding Intersectionality in Mental Health"

Location:  Virtual (Zoom) 

Guest Speaker:  Community Panel

Register

Watch Past Events

Thurs.

October 13

6:30pm

Topic:  "The Crisis of Youth Mental Health"

Location:  Virtual (Zoom) 

Guest Speaker:  Chelsey Hirt, MA, LMHC, NCC

Video Pending

Thurs.

September 8

6:30pm

Topic:  "The Chicken or the Egg?  Exploring the Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse"

Location:  Virtual (Zoom) 

Guest Speaker:  Amber Gagne, PLADC

Watch Video

Thurs.

August 11

6:30pm

Topic:  "All About 988"

Location:  Virtual (Zoom) 

Guest Speaker:  NAMI Southwest Iowa Panel

Watch Video

Thurs.

July 14

6:30pm

Topic:  "2022 NAMI Iowa Legislative Recap & Looking to the Future"

Location:  Virtual

Guest Speaker:  Peggy Huppert, Executive Director, NAMI Iowa

Watch Video

Thurs.

June 9

6:30pm

Topic:  "Stress on the Farm: Strategies to Help Each Other"

Location:  Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce, 102 Chestnut Street, Atlantic, IA 50022 

Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Wellauer Cavalier, PHR, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Wellbeing

Watch Video

Thurs.

May 12

6:30pm

Topic:  "Assertive Community Treatment Program"

Location:  Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA 

Guest Speaker:  Rita Million, Ph.D., RN, Heartland Family Service Team Lead, Rural ACT Program

Watch Video

Thurs.

April 14, 2022

6:30pm

TOPIC: "Why We Cling to Things" - Intro to Hoarding

Location: Waubonsie Mental Health Center, 216 W. Division St., Clarinda, IA

Guest Speaker:  Carol Brehmer, CFSP



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Thurs.

March 10, 2022

6:30pm

Topic:  "Make It OK" Workshop

Location:  IWCC - Shelby County Center, 1901 Hawkeye Ave., Harlan, IA

Guest Speaker:  Katie Sandquist, , MA, LMHC, NCC


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Thurs.

February 10, 2022

6:30pm

Topic:  Mental Health & Nutrition

Location:  Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2409 E. 7th Street, Atlantic, IA

Guest Speaker:  Chef Jamie Koehler, "Dinner in a Pinch" columnist for the Atlantic News Telegraph


Watch Video